August - though tagged as a monsoon month, the rains, this time around, would start to cease in a few regions in India. However, the two previous months of drizzle and mizzle, unequivocally would have transformed many tourist hotspots into natural havens. Therefore, it is the right time for people to traverse India with their loved ones.
In August, the Indian bio-diversity would be rich with choke-full of amazing flora and fauna and many of their activities would be at their prime beauty.
Here are 15 best places to visit in India in August 2020.
August, this is an ideal month to venture into the wilderness of Shimla. Moreover, the rains bring a dreamy look to the vacation. August is one of the best months to take the toy train ride or a road trip from Chandigarh or surrounding regions to Shimla. It would be a mesmerizing trip as the foliage would be lush and the air will be very fresh. August is one of the off-seasons to enjoy serene honeymoon vacation.
If you love to enjoy the lush greenery and a beautiful site worth a million camera clicks, Panchgani in Maharashtra, is the best place to choose for an August destination. The air will be fresh and the mornings will be misty, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations to cover. August receives moderate rainfall and it is the best time to enjoy places like Table Land, Sydney Point, Venna Lake, and others. Choose to explore nature rich regions during August, as they will be lush and gorgeous, thanks to the recent showers.
August is one of the pleasing times to Manali with your loved ones. The valleys and snow mountains will be rich with greenery and rocky scenic beauties. Rainfall in August is very scarce and very pleasant. Exploring the mountain regions and enjoying picnics are some of the interesting things to enjoy in Manali during August. If you love adventure activities, bathing at Rahala waterfalls, enjoy river rafting zorbing, and Solang Valley camping.
Coorg is the prettiest place in India when it is raining. Coorg is a small hill station in Karnataka. From May to January, this place is filled with lush vegetation, valleys, cool mountains, exotic collection of flora and fauna and many others. August is the beginning of tourist season here. Thus, you would find all attractions and yet the crowd of tourists would be comparatively less. Places to visit in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Dubare elephant camp, Brahmagiri peak, Nagarhole national park, Iruppu falls, Mandalpatti viewpoint, Chettali, Raja's seat, and Cauvery Nisargadhama, just to name a few.
August is a moderately delightful time to visit Rishikesh. This is the right time to enjoy nature trekking, kayaking, cliff jumping, and others. The only drawback is, river rafting is closed in August due to the increased water level. Monsoon is the right time to visit Rishikesh for a yoga vacation. Furthermore, monsoon would bring out many hidden and forgotten waterfalls. You can also find numerous fresh streams to enjoy during August.
Considered as the princess of all hill stations, Kodaikanal is an important hill station in Tamil Nadu. The monsoon season begins in May and thus, you would not be experiencing light showers during the end of the monsoon season. The place will be very pleasant, the lake will be full and the climate will be misty. This is the right season for those who want some adventure vacation in Kodaikanal.
August will present invigorating rains in Nainital. This is the most alluring times to visit this getaway hill town. The hills will be green and best for exploring. The valleys and trekking routes will be lush for outdoor activities. This is one of the most scenic times to visit Nainital. The month is mildly cold and thus, you should pack some warm clothing. Nainital in August is one of the best honeymoon spots for solitary lovers.
If you are visiting Ooty in August, reach Coimbatore and take the toy train to Ooty. The travel experience would be mesmerizing. During the monsoon season, the place has mild showers, warm afternoons, misty mornings and foggy nights. Ooty is a hill station in Tamil Nadu. This place is considered as the queen of hill stations. August marks the beginning of romantic tourism in Ooty.
Ladakh is located in Jammu and Kashmir. This place has the top three highest mountain passes in the world. This place is known for its various adventure activities like trekking, mountain pass riding, river rafting and others. River rafting is a very famous activity in Ladakh which is available only during the monsoon season. Since the rainfall is not very heavy in August, trekking trails will be open.
10. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar is a beach paradise with white sand, turquoise water, clear waves, adventure activities, warm lagoon and much more. A lot of beaches would be out of reach during rainy season. But, in August, the rain has just started and the place would be a wonderful sight. Top Places to visit in Andaman in rain are Radhanagar, Phoenix bay jetty and dolphin resort. You can enjoy a wide range of water activities here. Lagoon swimming is also an exciting activity in August.
11. Mount Abu
Mount Abu is located in Rajasthan. Rainfall is very scarce in Rajasthan. But, the most of the rainfall that occurs in Rajasthan happens in Mount Abu. You can find a lot of diverse vegetation, green mountains and other nature elements in this hill station. Top places to visit in Mount Abu in August are Dilwara Jain temple, wildlife sanctuary of Mount Abu, Guru Shikar, Abu road, Achalgarh, Trevor's tank and others.
August is the peak monsoon season in Munnar, and yet it is one of the most beautiful times to visit the land. The foggy and pleasingly cool mornings are best for strolling and enjoying the natural beauty.
Mid-afternoons are the best for viewpoints, as you would have the comparatively clearer sky for panoramic views. August is one of the lean tourism seasons of the land. Thus, this time is best for enjoying a quiet beautiful time in the most exquisite place of Kerala.
Monsoon adds an exquisite charm to Gangtok. The valleys and hills will be lush with local flora. August is also the time for numerous celebrations and religious festivals. This is the ideal time to explore flower valleys, exhibitions, waterfalls, monasteries, and others. You ought to visit the Flower Exhibition Center of Gangtok if you are visiting in early August. If you wish to enjoy a cultural vacation, August is the right time to visit.
Wayanad is another destination in Kerala, which is famous for its natural beauty. August is the right time to enjoy the waterfalls and streams of this region. Monsoon is one of the best seasons to enjoy fresh Ayurvedic massages, as the herbs and shrubs along the mountains would be lush and fresh. August is also the month with light rainfall and winds. Thus, this is the best time to enjoy any adventure activities. Due to the rains, the fresh aroma of spices from the plantation would be around you, always. This is one of the most rejuvenating times to visit Wayanad.
Sightseeing is the prime activity in Darjeeling during the month of August. This is the month to enjoy maples, rhododendrons, birches, and oaks at prime beauty. The tea gardens will be lush during this month and are best for enjoying tea tourism. The place will be foggy and best for photography and romantic strolling. August is the best time to enjoy activities like bathing in waterfalls, visiting seasonal springs, toy train ride, monastery exploring, and others. Latpachar is a monsoon hamlet to enjoy lush plantations and thick forests in August.